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Compact Early Keeler in BLUE Paint.....SOLD
New England, possibly Hingham, MA, ca late 18th to early 19th century. Original paint, pine staves, and probably ash bands. This keeler is distinguished by its remarkably rich, saturated blue paint, and by joinery with rosehead nails owing from its early make. It also stands on feet, that I have not seen previously on this form, probably to accelerate cooling of its contents, which at that time was often milk or cheese. Lighly intaglio stamped underneath by the maker "B.J.". A desirable compact size of about 12 inches diameter x 8 ½ tall to the top of the handles. Fine conditon save for seasonal looseness which will tighten up as the weather warms, and the loss of piece of wood on the outside of one handle (as shown). Color, color, COLOR! From a private Midwest collection.
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